We recently purchased a 2006 Elantra GLS 4-door sedan, and so far with
the exception of some road/tire noise emanating from the right-rear
door area, we like it fine (Note: I will comment on this at the end of
My wife noted the trunk light is rather dim, and the trunk illumination
is rather poor. I checked the lamp information in the Owner's Manual.
The sedan uses a 5W bulb, whereas the hatchback uses a 10W bulb. Both
use the same fixture, although located in different points within the
trunk area. At 12VDC a 5W bulb pulls 416ma, and a 10W bulb 833ma. I
would think it would be OK to replace the 5W bulb with a 10W,
especially since circuit seems to have substantial reserve capacity. I
guess my only concern is the wiring to the fixture. Any comments here?
Re. the road/tire noise . . . it's seems to be coming from around the
right-rear door, and I noticed once we got home after delivery, the
door (rear edge portion which mates with the body) isn't exactly flush
with the body when fully closed as the left-rear door. Rather, it
protrudes just a bit - not much, but just a little bit. Perhaps a
slight inward adjustment of the striker plate on the jam is in order.
My guess is that the seals are not making full contact on the door and
body respectively. Again, any comments would certainly be appreciated.